Type to Play 2018

  • Event
  • Moscow, Russia

The Campus of Dima Barbanel hosts another week-long typographic workshop. This is a unique chance to learn new techniques for working with form and letters, for acquiring skills in working in a font editor and developing your own font.

Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Workshop: Type to Play 2018


23 September — 30 September
10:00 am – 10:00 pm


Dima Barbanel
Vlad Kolomeytsev
Nick Nedashkovsky


Desna - Burevestnik, Moscow, Russia, 142793

How much?

EUR 490 with accommodation
EUR 350 without accommodation

For whom?

No prior experience is required in the typeface design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools is useful.


Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.





During the course, participants will learn how to create modular (using not digital but different plastic rulers or modules from it) and variable fonts, learn how to collect information (make a research) about certain typefaces, trying to go beyond the traditional methods of calligraphy and finally students will create a grocery design from the modules from which they made their typefaces, namely they create chairs from them.


  • modular typeface using analog templates
  • 3D composition design
  • development of typeface from lettering
  • fine calligraphy
  • variable fonts
  • designing a modular chair
  • final exhibition with results